Despot synonyms

dĕs'pət
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One who demands absolute adherence to forms and rules.
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A person who rules or governs; a person who exercises dominion or controlling power over others.
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Someone who oppresses another or others.
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A ruler having unlimited power; a despot.
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The definition of a dictator is a ruler with total power or is someone who rules by force regardless of what others want or need.
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Being fully such; utter:
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Alternative form of absolutist.[First attested in the mid 19th century.]
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Of or relating to anarchism or anarchy.
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Determined or founded on individual discretion, especially when based on one’s opinion, judgment, or prejudice, rather than on fixed rules, procedures, or law. See also abuse of discretion.
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Of, pertaining to, or marked by autarchy; autocratic.
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Of or pertaining to the manner of an autocrat.
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Of or like a despot; autocratic; tyrannical
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In the manner of a dictator, usually with callous disregard for others
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Pertaining to dogmas; doctrinal.
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Arrogant; overbearing; tyrannical
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Of or pertaining to an ecclesiastic or priestly order.
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The definition of imperative is something that has authority or is absolutely necessary.
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The author of anarchy; one who excites revolt.
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An absolute ruler; a despot.
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A person who advocates, practices, or enforces such obedience
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A person having great power or authority:
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One who exercises discipline.
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The definition of a monarch is a king, queen or other sovereign head of state.
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A ruler of a dependency, esp. a despotic, subordinate official; petty tyrant
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A nation, state, territory, or area controlled as if by a satrap:
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An advocate of totalitarianism.
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(Informal, politics, US) An appointed official tasked to regulate or oversee a specific area.
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An advocate of democracy.
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The state or some other organization regarded as ruthlessly invading the privacy of individuals in seeking to exercise control over them
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An absolute ruler, especially one who is harsh and oppressive
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A man, usually a military leader, whose popular influence and power may afford him the position of dictator, as in a time of political crisis.
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A man who competes in contests of physical strength.
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(Mil.) A shot that hits or explodes beyond the target
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Find another word for despot. In this page you can discover 37 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for despot, like: martinet, ruler, oppressor, autocrat, tyrant, dictator, absolute, absolutistic, anarchistic, arbitrary and autarchic.